state fair 09
We minnesotans have always loved our state fair, but we're especially happy when our li'l nephews from Brooklyn seem to enjoy it as much as we do.
I haven't hoisted Tor onto my shoulders since the early days of the Clinton administration, so it was fun to stroll through the barns and midway with Leif and Nils tonight. Leif especially enjoyed the giant slide, the old tractors on machinery hill, and the hucksters selling the last hose nozzle you will ever need. Nils enjoyed the ice cream, the music, the ice cream cone, and the ice cream.
Fortunately, I got a second wind when (brother-in-law) JD won the epic banana above in fierce water pistol competition. Still, by the end of the evening we were both as exhausted as the li'l dudes we were carrying.
Of course, I also made sure to enjoy my honey-sunflower ice cream, fried cheese curds, and pork chop on a stick -- and to enjoy some fine music at the smaller venues.
The li'l dudes hung in there pretty good, but they were positively wiped out by the time we departed the fairgrounds. We'll all be sleeping well tonight.
Labels: gotta love the fair